NICE TO HAVE TOOL: Newspaper/advertisement paper
Do you get annoyed by the advertisement paper which comes in the postbox?
This is something my mother taught me to utilize the advertisement paper in a smart way.
Pick the ones which can be spread as twice as the cutting board. One of the tips is to pick the ones with shiny surface.
Usual newspaper might make unwanted marks on your kitchen counter...
This is how to use it:
1) Place the paper spread under the cutting bord.
2) Cut, slice, dice, and do your business as usual. Remember to sort out "fresh food garbage" and "plastic" for recycling.
3) When you finish your preparation, remove the cutting bord, roll in the paper with cluster of garbage which fell off from the cutting board, and toss in the garbage! It can keep your kitchen counter clean!